Live, accurate and detailed

Our data collection operation spans the globe and is undertaken by teams of local expert analysts.

137 - Since Jürgen Klopp first took charge of #LFC, they've won 137 points (6th most) in the Premier League. Preview bit.ly/2xSKiLW 1 hours ago

3 - Only three sides have progressed past the Europa League group stages after collecting one point in the first th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

1 - Everton have picked up just 1 point after 3 Europa League group stage games – the worst start of any English cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

10 - Bertrand Traore has been directly involved in 10 goals in just 15 starts in the Europa League (six goals, four… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. https://t.co/gnvtCUp4e2 15 hours ago

12 - Nabil Fekir has been directly involved in 12 goals in 12 appearances for Lyon this season (eight goals, four a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

11 - Theo Walcott’s assist was his 11th for Olivier Giroud in all comps; only Mesut Ozil has provided more assists… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have kept their first clean sheet away from home in European competition since beating Olympiakos 3-0 i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

7 - Everton have won seven of their last nine games at Goodison Park in European competition including qualifiers (D1 L1). Hope. 17 hours ago

7 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven starts in Europe for Arsenal (6 goal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

The data collection process

A network of global collection centres

Our data is collected in specialist data collections centres across the world.

We believe that it is a unique combination of cutting-edge collection technology and passionate, skilled experts that make our data the most impressive available anywhere.

Combined with an in-stadia data collection operation for some sports, we use propietary software that allows for deep, quick and accurate collection.

Consistent proprietary methodology

Opta is the only sports data business that collects and distributes full, time-stamped, contextual data live, featuring complete x/y co-ordinates (as well as z co-ordinates where applicable, such as shots in football), and a granularity of event type unique amongst data providers.  

An obsession with accuracy

In football alone our data collection methods allow us to collect between 1,600 and 2,000 individual actions from every game.  This is all collected and delivered live.  Three expert analysts will cover each match, one collecting all of the home team actions, one the away team and a third analyst checking the data for consistency and adding additional layers of data.

There will also be a full post-match check in the 48 hours following the match to ensure that the databases are as accurate as possible.

Our analysts in action

Our expert analysts collect live data.

Our data is rigourously checked to ensure accuracy. 

Our live, proprietary data collection software promotes consistancy and accuracy.